Our mission is to empower eye doctors with powerful vision care tools.

We are doing that by building a vision care platform that works with new virtual reality technology. Our team is made up of programmers, doctors, scientists, and industry experts. Meet the team building Vivid Vision.

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James grew up suffering from amblyopia and strabismus. As an adult he decided to try and improve his own vision with technology. While building the first prototype of Vivid Vision he gained stereo vision and went on to start the company.


Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish left IBM to co-found the company in 2014. Experienced in both engineering and design, Manish leads development at Vivid Vision.


Tuan Tran, OD

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Dr. Tran is an Optometrist from Detroit, MI. He makes sure optometrists and vision therapists can get the most out of Vivid Vision.


Alan DeCorte

VP Sales

Alan DeCorte

VP Sales

With decades of experience selling and marketing ophthalmic devices, Alan heads up Vivid Vision's sales team.


Ben Backus, PhD

Science Advisor

Ben Backus, PhD

Science Advisor

Ben runs the Backus Lab at SUNY School of Optometry in New York. His lab is focused on understanding how binocular vision works. He uses his expertise to make sure our system is using the cutting edge of vision science.


Jordan Braunstein

Jordan Braunstein

Director of Customer Success

Jordan Braunstein

Customer Success

Jordan, formerly at Trustee, runs logistics and customer success at Vivid Vision.


John Drake

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

Formerly at LucasArts and Telltale Games, John heads up the design of our games.


Cris Miranda

Marketing and Media

Cris Miranda

Marketing and Media

Cris Miranda established himself as one of the foremost experts on virtual reality by creating the longest running VR podcast, EnterVR. He heads up social media marketing at Vivid Vision.


Brian Dornbos

Brian Dornbos

Director of Optometry

Brian Dornbos

Director of Optometry

Dr. Dornbos is an optometrist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his Bachelor's in Vision Science and his Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry. Prior to joining Vivid Vision, he served as a clinical instructor for the Battle Creek VAMC.


Ken Nichols

Alan Purdy

Game Engine Expert

Alan Purdy

Game Engine Expert

A game developer and programmer for several years, Alan is our resident expert in the Unity3D game engine.


Ken Nichols

Ken Nichols

Customer Support

Ken Nichols

Customer Support

Ken Nichols provides customer support, animation, and 3D modeling for Vivid Vision.


Ken Nichols

Eric Medine

Art Director

Eric Medine

Art Director

Eric Medine is a multimedia/video artist. He's shown work at Track 16, Andrew Shire, the MCA in L.A, xm:lab, LACE, Faites de la Lumieres, and the LPM festival.

He’s worked with Major Lazer, Meat Beat Manifesto, the Orb, Lila Downs, Infected Mushroom, Excision, Wet Mango, Dan Wilcox, and Grammatik.

He is also a fearless zombie killer.


Amina Weed

Amina Weed

VRVT Technical Specialist

Amina Weed

VRVT Technical Specialist

Previously at Hope Clinic in Bellevue, WA, Amina brings extensive experience in vision therapy to help Vivid Vision Providers get the most out of the system.

Sunao Miyoshi

Sunao Miyoshi

VP Sales Asia

Sunao Miyoshi

VP Sales Asia

Sunao handles sales, distribution, and marketing in Asia.